Anisul Islam Mahmud

Anisul Islam Mahmud (born 20 December 1947)[1] is the former Minister of Environment and Forest in the Cabinet of Bangladesh.[2][3] He previously served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from July 1985 to December 1990.

Anisul Islam Mahmud
আনিসুল ইসলাম মাহমুদ
Anisul Islam Mahmud portrait.jpg
Mahmud in 2015
Member of Parliament
Assumed office
29 January 2014
Preceded byA.B.M. Fazle Karim Chowdhury
In office
Preceded byRafiqul Anwar
Succeeded byDidarul Alam
In office
2 April 1979 – 6 December 1990
Preceded byAbdul Washab
Succeeded bySyed Wahidul Alam
Minister of Environment and Forest
In office
3 January 2018 – 6 January 2019
Prime MinisterSheikh Hasina
Preceded byAnwar Hossain Manju
Succeeded byMd. Shahab Uddin
Minister of Water Resources
In office
14 January 2014 – 3 January 2018
Prime MinisterSheikh Hasina
Succeeded byAnwar Hossain Manju
Personal details
Born (1947-12-20) 20 December 1947 (age 73)
Chittagong District, East Bengal, Dominion of Pakistan
Political partyJatiya Party (Ershad)
Alma mater

Mahmud was educated at the University of Dhaka (BA Economics, 1969), Quaide Azam University in Karachi (MSc Economics) and the University of Essex (MA Economics, 1972). He was called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn in 1975. He was a Lecturer of Economics at the University of Dhaka from 1969 to 1970, a Senior Research Associate in Economics at the University of East Anglia from 1972 to 1973, and lecturer of economics at the University of Hertfordshire from 1973 to 1977.[4]

He became the Member of Parliament for Chittagong-5 in 1979, and was re-elected in 1986 and 1988. He ran again in the June 1996 general election, but lost to the incumbent, Syed Wahidul Alam. He became the MP for Chittagong-4 in 2008, was elected unopposed to Chittagong-5 in 2014, and was re-elected in 2018.[5]


  1. ^ "Profile - Barrister Anisul Islam Mahmud". Retrieved 2018-01-03.
  2. ^ "Council of Ministers: Surprises in reshuffle". The Daily Star. 2018-01-04. Retrieved 2018-01-03.
  3. ^ "Ershad hints at plans to quit as PM's envoy". Dhaka Tribune. 17 January 2016. Retrieved 12 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Hon'bl Minister". Ministry of Water Resources. Retrieved 12 February 2016.
  5. ^ "List of 11th Parliament Members". Bangladesh Parliament. Retrieved 10 January 2019.